$2 Million is Approved for TS Education and Research

The funding for fiscal year 2018 has been signed into law.  The full $2 million in funding for the Tourette Syndrome Public Health Education and Research Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) was approved.

The efforts made by state chapter leaders, support groups, members, and youth ambassadors were key to help fight the 27% cut to the CDC’s NCBDDD in the President’s proposed budget.  The overall budget included a $1.1 billion boost for the CDC.

A big thank you to everyone who sent emails directly to their Congressman and/or Senators seeking their support for the continued $2 million funding of the CDC Tourette Syndrome Public Health Education and Research Program.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Diana Felner, VP of Public Policy at diana.felner@tourette.org.